Welcome to The Cold War Museum®

Dedicated to the Preservation of Cold War History

In 1996, Francis Gary Powers, Jr. and John C. Welch founded the Cold War Museum® (CWM) to preserve Cold War history, honor Cold War Veterans, and educate students about this time period.  Francis Gary Powers Jr. is the son of Francis Gary "Frank” Powers, the U-2 pilot who was shot down over the Soviet Union May 1, 1960.  John Welch brings a wealth of knowledge to the CWM in that he has been associated with it for over two decades.
 
 
 
Goals:
 

The museum is a 501(c)3 institution that seeks, by various means, to do three things:

o   To provide donors, staff, directors, and others the platform, chronology, and artifacts they need to educate about the Cold War;  

o   To recognize and honor the work of those who served professionally in Cold War activities; and

o   To use the museum’s exhibits and eyewitness accounts to teach future generations, via Cold War history, about how intelligence informs our foreign policy, diplomacy, and military action.

 
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Cold War Stories and Related Tales

Here is a collection of Cold War stories, biographical narratives and newsworthy related commentary on event that are associated with the Cold War. You will find this most interesting! Do click on the "More info button and explore.

PRESENTATION SERIES

In cooperation with the Old Bust Head Brewery, The Cold War Museum® facilitates a series of distinguished speakers who discuss their experience with and in the Cold War. This popular venue results in sellout crowds who make up an audience of many retirees from the intelligence and military communities who had direct experience with Cold War activities. A must see!

OUR MISSION

The Cold War Museum® is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to education, preservation, and research on the global, ideological, and political confrontations between East and West from the end of World War II to the dissolution of the Soviet Union.

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